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good morning. who's victory is it? tea party backed candidate christine o'donnell pulls off upset in delaware's republican primary. we'll hear from the candidate itself. bittersweet. american hiker sarah short reunites with her mom and speaks out for the first time since being released from an iranian prison. and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better looking bodies without needles, injectns or exercise. bodies without needles, injectns or exercise. "today," september 1 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. >> christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she is officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat. >> she defeats mike castle. she's now the sixth tea party candidate to win a primary race this year. but some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republicans reclaiming the senate in november. also ahead, for the first time, we're hring from the connecticut doctor who was the only one to survive a brutal home invasion. his wife and two daughters were killed. what happened that night as he faced one of his family's killers incourt. on a lighter note, an emotional reunion for our
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"today's" wedding bride and groom. last night finally he and melissa were reunited hire in new york, we're going to chat with them and unveil the wedding gown. let's begin with the results of the final primaries before november's midterm elections and what they mean for both parties. we're going to talk to christine o'donnell about her surprise victory in just a moment. but first we're going to talk to kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: well the teaarty has toppled conventional wisdom again and here in delaware, the result is both shocking and convincing becau it wasn't close. the most popular republican in the state, mike castle, he is out, democratsre suddenly very exted and o'donnell says don't count her out to get the seat that joe biden held for 3 years. >> ladies and gentlemen, the people of delaware have spoken. >> reporter: the conservative
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rebellion rolls over delaware's republican party brass. >> don't ever underestate the power of we the people. >> reporter: an upset hard to imagine just a few weeks ago. conservative christine o'donnell was propelled by several key groups. >> there's another woman i got to thank, you betcha. thank you, governor palin for her endorsement. >> o'donnell was ridiculed and written often by other republicans as unelectable. she had never won before, but knocked out congressman mike castle who had never lost in a zen races. castle did not offer his congratulations. >> the voters of the republican party have spoken and i respect that desion. >> reporter: castle had called o'donnell unqualified.
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animosity was so tense, the state republican party paid for robo calls where o'donnell's past campaign manager attacked her. >> i found out that she was living on campaign donations, using them for rent anpersonal expenses while leaving her workers unpaid >> reporter: she found her only hard times actually made her understand voters' anger. >> a lot of people have said that we didn't win the general election. >> reporter: democratic officials are gleeful and called her an ultraright wing extremist. ironically, her supporters used an obama slogan. >> yes we can! >> reporter: a tight race too close to call. former state attorney general, the choice of both the
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republican establishment and sarah palin against a tea party endorsed conservative activist. on to new york, where the republican nominee for governor is another tea party conservative. real estate developer over the party favorite former favorite rick lazio. rangel beat back several challenges. >> i go back to washington stronger than i have ever been. >> reporter: and back here in delaware, democrats didn't have a primary fight for the senate seat, so chris cooms is the candidate. or donnell who's worked for nonprofit groups is hoping to nominations eve though the national party is reluctant to get behind her.
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she's call for unity, isn't sure if she can expect it, but says the tea party is behinder. >> christine o'donnell is with us now from dover, delaware. ms. o'donnell, congratulations. >> thank you so much for havin me. >> in the last few weeks, they have said some terrible things about you, they said you're unelectable, uncaqualified. what happened? >> good morning. well, you know there,'s a lot of fos here inelaware who are concerned about the direction of our country. they have been shut out of the political process, and this pt year, we have seen an upring of every day americans who are fighting to take back their country and i have been fortunate enough to earn their support and they had their voice heard last night. i think the people of delaware
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spokeoud and clear. >> is it a general dissatisfaction, do you think that made the difference? or is there a specific thing u can put your finger on? was there an event, a comment or was it that people heard so many disparaging things about you that in some ways it incited their anner? >> i think it was a combination of all of that. we have been worki very hard to go up and down the state, meet as many voters as possible. but it doesn't take an expert to figure out that ourountry is going broke and washington is putting out these failed policies that are unsustainable. we have been putting out our solutions to the people of delaware, i have been asking them get to know me, i have been making myself very accessible, making sure i'm in every county every week. so when my opponent disinitiate
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at negative turn, they knew it wasn't what i am. >> how did sarah palin's endorsement mean to you, 10 being a home run. >> i think it was a 10, because what she did was in the middle of all that mud slinging, she came out and endorsed me and it was a vote against the politics of personal destruction, and it allowed people who were on the fence, wondering if it was true, it gave them a chance to look beyond that and say i needo give ts candidate a chance. it was certainly was a turning point and she of all people knows what it's like to be hit by the establishment a when you're about to topple their power and that's exactly what we
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did last nig and that's what we plan to do in november. >> after your victory last night,you're once again getting mo respect. some this morning are calling your victo a great thing for democrats and they're calling your opponent the luckiest man in politics. they're saying he's now a shoe in. where do you go from here. >> that's not true, they never thought would win and they never thought we would win a big as we did. what this whole campaign is about is making the impossible possible. it's about visionaries and leaders putting their principles into practice. i think it's a shame, a few people got their pride bruised last night, a few of the so-called experts proved that once again they we wrong. this is a very unpredictable political season where anything goes, but the folks areraving candidates who are willing to std for something. so once again they're going to be proven wng in september.
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>> what about the funding here? because it's an expensive race, john cornyn who's the cir of the committee that doles out money to republican senatorial candidates said heould pull money out of your state if you were to become the republican nominee. he said we're going to sit down and have a w-wow, that doesn't sound like a ringing vote of confidence. do do you think you'll get money from the national republican party? >> i don't know if we'll get money from the national republican rty, but i know we're going to get the money that we need. we won this election with barely tenth of what my opponent ready raised. we got a lot of phone calls from a lot of heavy hitter who is said they're going to make sure we get what we need. delaware is so small we don't
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need the war chest tha another state needs. we need about a million dollars to finish this last month and a half. so christine2010. >> ms. o'donnell, thank you for joining us. > . >> so what do -- governor kaine, good morning to you. >> christine o'donnell wins in delaware and it is the democrat who are grinning ear to ear and the democrats say she cannot win a general election. >> that's part of it that we have a chance to win a race that was going to be extremely difficult for us to win and now we think we have a super chance to win with chris coons.
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the other thing it shows is the -- mike castle, a classic moderate senator who had been governor and rejected. >> or it shows that you are underestimating the tea party and the tea party candidates. >> we feel very, very comfortable that we're going to win races in november that six months ago we feel like we're going to win. the teaarty has energy, but a lot of the energy has turned o themselves rather than turning on us. we see chasing arlen specter out of the party, beating bob bennett, beating mike castle and that creates opportunities for us to get those modern independent voters.
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>> charlie rangel, how troubling is that for democrats. >> the ethics process was nonexistent until speaker pelosi became speaker. she said the process is going to play out, but congress an rangel won and won big last night. >> a lot of people are noticing these democratic candidates as they go along and pitch themselves to the public. but they're not talking about are the successes of the democratic party, like the economic stimulus package, why are they running away? >> i talk them bet wherever i go, i think an economy that was shrinking is now growing. candidates i see do, they tend to pick the things they care most about or that match with their districts. just yesrday a break through on this small business lending bill which i think is going to be enormously helpful to small
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business who is need capital. so i think that the democratic party leads with action. >> meanwhile you're here with a big announcement for your party, a new look, a n message? >> new look, new message, new tools. every de we're rolling out a new web page, democrats.org "today." we'reocusing on the dnc, which is focusing on feel, the democrats, more than 75 million americans prdly claim to to be democrats so we're switching from the structure which is important to the people. >> when there's a problem with a tv show, the first thing they do is change the set, thinking that will improve things, and it usually doesn't. >> look at the message, last month we celebrated three
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anniversarie yesterday small business lending, equal pay for women, but the most important thing to me is the tools, this website democrats.org provides amazing tools from people. the page will come up with the candidates from your community. >> tim kaine, thank you very much now let's get a check of the top stories. good morning, everybody. we begin with the first full day of freedom for more than a year for american hiker sarah ord. e had to leave behind her fiancehane bauer and her friend. we'll have more on this story coming up on this broadcast this morning. police in afghanistan use live ammunition in protests across kabul. the protests are a lingeng reaction to a florida pastor's
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call to burn the koran. a delta airlines pilot who has been suspended while the companynvestigates whether he was about to fly drunk from the netherlands to the united states. >> reporter: the pilot is said to be 52 years o who was in delta flight 53 when a crewmeer said the pilot was not fit for duty. once in police custody t pilot was found to have a blol alcohol level of .023, that is barely under the maximum allowed under dutch law. the faa standards state that the pilot cannot have a blood alcohol level above .04, but the dutch have some toughest standards in europe, .02 is what they consider to be over the maximum allowed. the u.s. by comparison, .08 for
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driving. he was a .23. not above the faa minimums, not falling down drun the flight was canceled and the pilot was suspended. gold is up again "today" for yet another record after soaring on tuesday. but melissa lee at the new york stock exchange. >> it's called the fear trade because gold is considered a safe haven investment. first of all uncertainty in the market and also fears that the federal reserve may be forcedo undergo another -- in order to bolster the economy with its fresh record high and gold is up 16% this year. >> tnks so much. you think airline seats are a tight squeeze now, check this out, a company called avion interiors reduces the space between the seat.
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no airlines have signed up for them at least not yet. finally an airlinehat is undersized like bob costas. we le bob, bob we love you. we kid because we love bob. >> he's goinging i can't even believe she said that. that came out of the left field. that's good. stephanie abrams in for al. >> let's have a look at igor, in the atlantic and it is
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a clearawn in washington. the live view from the sky watcher camera showing washington in the distance, and we have temperatures in most areas just in the low to mid-50s. it's near 60 in washington and near the bay. highs today climbing into the low 80s with lots of sun, and then tomorrow increasing clouds, a blustery southerly wind warming us into the mid-80s and a small chance of a passing shower on thursday. >> mat, over to you. all right, stephanie, thanks very much, millions of americans are overweightnd looking for an easy fix. now the fda has initiated two new technologies promising to freeze and fry your fat away. do they work? are they safe? nancy snyderman is our medical
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editor. >> it's not for the obese. here's what was caught underneath theeadlines. it's not for people who want to lose weight. it's a technoly that's going to supercede liposuction, it's for changing the contour of a body, not for just getting rid of -- >> this is aesthetics pure and simple. >> you can change the fat that's around the organs or the inside. >> in reading the material here, one that caught my attention, the laser that zaps the fat, that deflates the cells, doesn't that f then have to go somewhere? does it get absorbed into t blood, what? >> brilliant question, it does have to go somewhere. the low grade laser punches holes in the fat cells and to break it up. it goes into the bloodstream, temporarily you're going to get a spik in the bloodstream, and
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your body will take care of that and you will excrete it. you have said in the past there are good fat cells and badat cells. does this laser know the difference? >> the fact that on our hips and on our thighs and under our hands that's the subcutaneous fat that's the good stuff. that fat secretes a lot of hormones, to toxic stuff is that that surrounds your belly. >> the freezing or the zapping, does the fat just eventually come back. >> hopefully not. it looks like once you squish these fat cells, once you laser them or whether you freeze them, they just go away. here's what people have t remember, this is for changing the shape of a body, this is not for a fat person, this is for a person with lumps and bumps and
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bulges and love handles. it's up to $3,000 or more. >> what kind of doctor doou g see? >> at least board certified plastic surgeon. make sure this is someone who just didn't take a weekend course to figure out the gizmos and this is not going to be covered by insurance. this is money out of pocket, and if you still have to lose weight, the weight loss comes first t body sculpting comes second. >> 7:22, just ahead, the sole sure vaivivor of a deadly home invasion opens up abouthe night that his wife and two daughters were brutally murdered.
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good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. it's 7 p:26 on this wednesday, the 15 day of september 2010. the results are in. it now appears that d.c. will have a new mayor. he beat adrian fenty by seven points. another major race, rushern baker won the democratic primary with # 4% of the vote in a five-way race, michael jackson seco with 33%. we'll take a break now and come ck and lookt our weather and traffic.
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7:30 now on this wednesday morning, september 15, 2010. you're looking at new york ci on a gorgeous morning. and we are happy these folks decided to start their day with us. i'm meredith viera along with matt lauer. >> sara shourd has spoken out for the first time and reuniteded with her mother on tuesday. and also we'll talk to the mothers of shourd's fiance an friend who are still being held in iran and could stand trial on spy related chars. and following thearassment of a female sports reporter by members of the new york jets why. are the clots she's wearing
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getting as much as tension as her taunts. re you better off renting? what you need to know before diving into today's roc real estate market. dr. ian pettitte who lost his wife and daughters faced one of his accused attacke in court. >> reporter: good morning to you, what makes this crime so shocking,ven just where it happened, the beautiful quiet upscale suburb here in connecticut, but also how it happened. it was the middle of the night, his family was sleeping a pretty prominent family in this ea. when prosecutors say two men broke in, tied them up, tortured them and then killed them. only the father survived. dr. william bennett. he took the stand to talk about
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those final moments. this is the last image every tan of his wife withdrawing $15,000. prosecutors say the payoff the men holding her family hostage. it was mother's final desperate act to save her family. a prominent doctor and their two children tied up and tortured. michaela was only 11, a girl scout, haley was 17, and had just been accepted at dartmouth. these two excon who is broke into the pettitte home as they ept. >> i just tried to do the best i could for my family. william pettitte was a loan survivsur - they too tied my hands athe wrists and my feel at the angles. one of the suspects said ife moves put two bullets in him.
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because of the blood loss, i wasn't functioning very well. he could hear his wife and childr being tortured in another section of the house. i heard the moaning and thumps. i may have yelled out hey, a voice yelled back, don't worry, it will all be over in a couple of minutes and it was. prosecutors say they raped pettitte's wife and killed her before burning the hou down, also killing both of his daughters. >> i think we're making good progress. >> how emotion was it for you to be on the stand "today"? >> very emotional. >> reporter: the jury s evidence photos of pettitte's head wounds at the hands of his attackers. he told the jury about his own mirraculous escape from basemen. i was working to get my hands free, he said, i really felt a
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major jolt of adrenaline. he hopped out of the house and rolled aoss the lawn to a neighbor's house for help. the suspect in this first trial steven hays hept his eyes down in court. prosecutors are going for the death penalty. >> both defendants have agreed to plead guilty in return for life in prison without possibility of release. >> reporter: hays lawyer said it wasn't premeditated. things got out of control, no one was supposed to get hurt. >> the evidence was so overwhelm ing that the defense had no viable defense,ot a credible one. and they decided this was the best chance to save the defendant's life. >> three lives ended and another was changed forever. this trial is so emotional, to charged, meredith, already this
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week and it's already been day two of the trial, day three "today," four jurors have already been released including one yesterday who told the judge, i just can't follow the evidence. >> now let's get a check of the weather. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by vw with 13 different models, it's a whole new good morning. it's a sunny morning around our
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region. it's a chilly morning on this wednesday morning. it's only in the 50s throughout the region, 40s in the mountains. afternoo highs climbing to near 80 with lots of sunshine and low humidity, a bit of a northwest breeze. tomorrow increasg clouds in the high 80s. there's a small chance of a shower thursday night. then on friday, clouds in the morning, sun back in the afternoon with highs low 80s. looks like it >> meredith, over to you. up next, american iker sarah shourd speaks out for the first time after being released from an iranian prison. but what will happen to her friends o are ill behind bars? ♪ [ man ] blue one. recessed lighting. it's absolutely -- bluene. ♪ [ grunts ] bl one. [ children ] blue one! blue one! [ male announcer ] the routan. the only minivan with the soul of a volkswagen. can we do it ain?
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they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size. [ doorbell rings ] oh, it's original little bite™. we're off to practe keeping 'em fuland focused. yeah! 've got big shoes to fill! we're back at 40. she spent more than a year in an iranian prison. but her two companions are still being held there. chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is in tehran with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt, sarah shourd is a free woman "today," but she's appealing to iran to free her friends shane bauer and their friend jash fattal. the wealthy persian gulf nation that secretly negotiated her release from iran and reportedly paid her half million dollar
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bail. it was an emotional passage to freedom for shourd, after more than a year in solitary confineme confinement. >> all of my efforts are going to go into helping procure the same freedom for my fiance shane bower and my friend josh fattal because i can't enjoy my freedom without them. they should be standing here with me. >> reporter: the three young americans had been hiking in the kurdish section of iraq, wandered over the border. they saw each other for only an hour a day, and that's where last january shane proposed to sarah. now they have separated again, as she was swept from prison to a sleek private jet. pale and thin after her or deal, she said she was grateful even to iran for letting her go. >> i want toffer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people that have been involved
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and especially in particularly want to addressresident ahmadinejad and all of the iranian officials and the religious leaders and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. b. >> reporter: but in a carefully staged interview she appealed for the return of sha and josh. >> i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it's done for me and my first priority is to help my fiance shane bower and my friend josh fattal. >> laura fattal reflecting on sarah's relee. >> i'm very happy, but it was very bittersweet because i want to have that same happiness and i know cindy does too and we want joshnd shane home as sn as possible. >> reporter: iran says it will try the two men on charges of espionage. but a challenge to the president to bring the men to new york
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with him when he comes to the u.n. general assembly next week. >> josh fattal's mother laura and shane bauer's mother are here with us this morning. can there be a better description than mixed emotions this morning. >> it is bittersweet, we are so happy that sarah is with nora but i want josh home and i know cindy wants shane home. >> the emotion between a mother and a child, i'mery happy that nora and sarah are together, i can't wait until that tub portunity is given to me. >> do you have anymore information on the deal that was struck? do you he anymore information about that?
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>> we don't. we really, really don't. >> obviously the iranians have shown they can be dealt with. do you think there's more of opportunity for some diplomatic solution for your sons now? >> we have aays been optimistic but this increases the optimism and we're very grateful forhe country of overwheoman for helping sarah gain her frdom. >> even as the iranians have released sarah, whatever deal was struck, they have indicted all three on spying charges and they have extended publicly the detention for your sons. are we in a situation do you fear where they have been pressured into showing compassion for one and might take a harder line against your sons now? >> again my optimism pvades my i have thinking and i really believe that they see that josh,
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shane and sarah were hiking in kurdistan a they are innocent hikers. >> rend me of the level of contact you have had if any with your sons. >> the last time i spoke with shane was may 21st when ieft him in tehran. >> so are you hoping if you get a chance to talk to sarah, she might be able to provide more their physical condition and emotional state as well. >> absolutely. >> when might you be able to do that. >> we're hoping verysoon. i'm very anxious to talk to sarah. >> and if you could speak to iranian officials this morning, and we have asked you this before, wh would you say to them. >> please, please release josh and shane, now we can just say josh and shane, sarah is he
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but president ahmadinejad is coming to the united states for the u.n. general assembly. we say please bring josh fattal and shane bauer over to the united states a to us, to their mothers. >> it's nice to have you back, we'll keep our fingers crossed. thank you. it's 7:46, we're back rig after this. i a lot of different kinds of exercise,
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real estate, to buy or rent, that is a question a lot of falies are struggling with given the current economy and housing prices. how do you decide which isbest here's barbara corcoran. good morning to both of you. what's going on in the real estate market right now that might sway you one way or the other? >> people have for the most part, they're not believing anymore that owning a home is the american dream and as a result of that, it's total shifted what people are doing. 40% of all people who have owned a home are now choosing to rent. that's never happened fore. >> lerts talk about the reasons why it a good idea to rent? >> easy in, easy out. you can move out, you can follow a job into a different market. you can't do that when you're trying to unload a house. >> for most people you want to make sure you're going to be in a house about five years if you want to buy it. and if you're n sureculations f,
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there's a great -- once you figure in the transaction, the cost of the move, it gets expensive and it takes you that long to make the difference on yo money back. >> you would rent rather than buy because someone else is going to fix it. >> when you buy a house, you have to count on 1% or 2% of the value of that house in maintenae every sine year. >> and another reason to rent versus buy, if you have poor credit, it's the best way to go. >> reasons to buy rather than rent, record low mortgage right now, it's a good reason. >> that is a huge reason, is that correct every percentage a rtgage falls is worth about 9% of the mortgage falls. >> what is the interest rate right now. >> about 4.5%. >> and to put that into monthly
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we're back now, 8:00 on a wednesday morning, it is the 15th day of september. it's clear and full here in the northeast. great day on the plaza. and say hi to the people back home. thank you folks for opping by. this woman just said you're blocking me from the tv, i'm so sorry. i will get out of the way. >> get out of the way. >> i'm matt lauer along the meredith viera. we're going to have more on the story of the alleged harassment of a female sports reporter. >> everyone from rush limbaugh to the late night sports reporters on what she wears instead of the football players behavior. does it matter what she had on? and our "today" show bride and groom have finally been reunited for the first time in seven months. jeremy arrives home from a
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seven-month deployment in afghanistan, she got stateside just a short time ago. so those two back together. they are here for the first time together. so we're going to have a little fun and get to talk to them in a second. and also get tohow them what wedding gown and tuxedo our viewers chose for their big day which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. >> would you like to be a brides maid in this wedding? also ahead, are cupcake pans just for cupcakes? >> not really. >> there's all kinds ofhings you can do with your little muffin pans. that sounds so wrong, but anyway. >> let's get a check of the morning headlines. >> reporter: good morning once again, everybody, in the nude, midterm elections just seven weeks away, the tea party is
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boasting a key victory, christine o'donnell, upset former governor mike castle on tuesday in the battle for vice president joe biden's old senate seat. charlie ranged prevailed in spite of ethics charges. sarah shourd says she will nowork to win the release of her two fellow hikers held for more than a year in iran. she was met by her mother in oman, a persian gulf ally who negotiated for shourd's release. u.s. forces officially gave up the lead role in combat operations last month. today outgoing bp tony hayward testifies before british lawmakers looking into the gulf
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york jets. >> she says she's ready to put this controversy behind her, but it appears that plenty of others are not. her experience in the locker room has sparked a national debate over what is appropriate attire and behavior in the workplace. >> reporter: before this week, most americans have never heard of the nets sign. but after -- the sports reporter from mexico's tv azteca as become the story. >> i feel that the environment was uncomfortable because i know they are talking about me. >> reporter: the national football league is taking the matter seriously telling nbc news on tuesday officials interviewed jets' players and coaches as well as members of the media to gather facts in the case that was first brought to the league attention by a
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group representing female sports reporters. saenz says she willot sue the team. >> every reporter should be comfortable and that's the way it is. it's a workplace for every reporter here as well as, you know, the players and all of us re. >> reporter: but another player, clinton portis of the washington redskins may have revealed some of that locker room mentality making comments on a sports show on tuesday. >> you put a woman and you give her a choice of 53 athletes, you know somebody got to spark her interest or she's going to want somebody. >> conservative talk show host rush limbaugh who had a brief controversial stint as an nfl comment tate for. >> she knows she has an asset,
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depending on that part of the country you're from, she's got it, she making no attempt to wnplay it or hide it, none whatsoever. >> what she wears is part of her on air image. the 32-year-old is a celebrity back in meco. where many female reporters dress far les conservatively than their american counterparts. saenz tweeted this photo insisting jeans and alouse are not inappropriate. >> i'm not trying to provoke anything, it is only my type of dress. >> reporter: but her appearance sparked a national debate about what is and what i not appropriate in the workplace and the locke room. >> it's not the woman's fault for dressing that way, but if you dress a certain way, and it's provorkive and you're in an nfl dreing room, you're kind
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of asking for it at the same time. >> the woman is not in the wrong at all. no, i think she was harassed, it's disgusting the way they treated her. >> reporter: legal expert wendy murphy, a former nfl cheerleader says the law is very clear. >> if you think because of a woman's dress you have the right to sexually harass her, you're going to get in trouble with the law because she gets to decide whether your behavior is welcome not you. >> she tells me she was not offended by the jets' comments and she's goi to leave it to the nfl to decide if anyone on the team should be punished. on tuesday, she tweeted, immersed in a media controversy whirlwind. that controversy shows no signs of going away. >> here to talk more about the controversy is lifesty-- beginnh what the legal expert said at
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the end of the day, it really doesn't matter what this woman had on, or any woman, sexual harament is sexua harassment. the reason so many people are talking about this is because of what she was wearing in those bsites from both her network and her personal site. why is this igniting such a controversy? >> i think we have to look at how we present ourselves and it means something. aside from the legal issues, which are very real, sexual harassment is wrong and no one would condone it. but how we present ourselves does affect how people see us and i think it's something we need to pay close attention to. >> if you dressrovocavely you're going to elicit a specific response. we're strong women, if you go out there dressed in a certain way, you can expect a certain response. >> it's miss the boat a little
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bit if you don't look at the human nature behind this. men represent one end of the male spectrum and a woman represents one end of the female spectrum. we like to identify with this story. we like to think about what would it feel like to be a beauty pageant person who looks like this and walk into a locker room full of thmost atlantic men, what would it be like to be a man who have a woman walk in like that. this is why it stirs up this large controversy. >> but people are being very critical of her and yet it's the men who are being investigated. people are talking far less about those players than they are about her. >> i think the question is what the provocative dress in tha field. but to your point, i think we live in an overly sexualized culture, look at the ads, look a many magazin covers, look at
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that website, this is how theye promotinpromotin -- >> she is being promoted as a sexual object. >> but that network is using those kind of pictures of her, they obviously have no problem with her image. she has no problem with her image. she's not apologizing for her outfit. is there cultural atall? >> i can't imagine thatn a locker room, perhaps, but i can't imagine that in a locker room in her country, people would look at her aths and not have some sort of reaction. >> if americans go to some cultures that are much more conservative or male dominated or so on, you have to some degree play by those rules so you need to know the rules of whatever culture you're moving into and in some degree we're reacting as americans about this story. >> another thing, meredith, for other folks, because as you
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point out, we are not the beauty queens, we are not that girl, many of us have children, he daughter who is want to know what is appropriate? i don't want my daughter dressing provocatively, i don't want her going to a male locr room at all. if its her job, anywhere that she might go, any girl, i would like for her to be professionally appropriate. >> i think women should know if they're feeling their sexuality, if they're going to in some ways use their sexuality, they have to be very aware of that. it's really all about, sensitivity training, i think making everybody in thi situation more aware that the hot box you're putting them in and what they're going to be thinking about. >> but that putting the onus on them again. >> the onus is on both of them of the awareness. she should know what she's saying when she go in like that.
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>> she does know what she's saying and she haso take responsibility for that. >> the sad thing is they all shothemselves in the foot. that's the problem. the nfl players are going to pay for this. and she's going to pay for this and that's a shame because it didn't have to go like this. >>nd her network is sticking by her, and she's been a journalist there for many years. >> but it didn't help her in that regard, it may help her in a different regard. maybe that's going to be okay with her. but is the awareness of the drive going in and what might not be on your mind. >> but the reaction, the personal responsibity for it, here's how i present myself and there will be a reaction, am i ready for it? i think that's a very important question for all of us to ask. >> and if it's an overreaction, then they better be ready for it. >> thank y so much for your perspective as always. >> up next, martha stewart with
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martha on "today" is brought to you by macy's. >> we're back at 8:21 this morning on martha on "today," we're coong with your ccake pan. it's also the perfect pan for
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muffins and savory tarts. this is featured i the september issu of eryday food. >> this is our little magazine that has about 50 amazing recipes that you can cook every single day othe month. >> you sit down and how many different recipes did you come up with and they just turned out disastrously. >> very few because we really think about this before we develop. we really sort of edit down ideas. it's called muffin to it. muffin tins come in six one-cup holes or 12 one-cup holes. or they come in giant muffin tins. or just avy duty metal. it's nicer to be a little bit heavy, the little thin ones might burn. >> you're going to do four different cipes. the first is pizzas. >> you just use a store bought
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or home made pizza dough, divide it into 126789 and then you stretch this like this and then you lay it into the muffin tin. >> all right, and from there - >> you just build your pizza. >> we're using traditional toppings? instead of sauce you just regular tomatoes. >> you can put anything you like on top. >> i love pepper. >> matt was eati inin ining pep before he even came on. you bake it at 450 degrees for 12 minutes in a preheated oven. >> can we get that shot back here? it looks like that. >> a nice little pizza. >> my murooms, i don't want to burn my mushrooms over here. >> whais this, bred over here. >> watch out easy this is.
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take your good quality white bread, i can be store bought or the best bread from the bakery. roll out the dough of the bread, cut with a cookie cutter. and then -- you're supposed to cut this in half. >> then we're going to take this? - >> it's better to cut it in half. >> any butter or anything on this before hand. >> a little tiny bit of melted butter, and just brush that on the bread and you can fill tha baked out a little bit. at 375. and then lay in precooked bacon. like this. and you just break your egg. >> thank you, i appreciate that. >> you put your egg right in the cup. >> and then it gs back in the oven? >> yep, salt and pepper. >> how long?
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>> just for about 20 minutes. >> upside down mushroom cutlets. you can have white button mushrooms, but they're very nice when they're sauteed in a little bit of butter. a little bit of cheese on each one. it makes a very nice good taste of mushrooms. but y can use mozzarella, cheddar, a little bit of fresh tine. -- thyme. and look how it comes out. it's really pretty. >> now you can do this with cheese and mushrooms, but you can also do it with apples or pears or nectar reigns. >> and we're going to show this beautiful dessert right here.
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8:30 now on this wednesday morning, the 15th of september, 2010. our lovely morning here in the heart of midtown manhattan and we have got a great crowd soaking it a in. nice to see you guys. just ahead, "today's" wedding couple together again, o groom just back from afghanistan, he and his wife have reunited last night for the first time after seven months. they're back together. we're going to review her wedding gown and the tux you all picked for them. and we're going to talk about the special bond between sisters. there's been a lot of research about this and she talks about how it can be sort of rewarding
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but also sort of ting especially when it comes to competition in school and sports. we're going to talk about the unique bond of sisterhood. >> apparently sisters more than perhaps sisters and brothers or brothers and brothers they talk. >> there was a recent study that found that sisters are less likely to feel feelings of loneliness as they get older. and that's apparently one of the reasons. >> i do, you can borrow mine. >> how about if we're all sisters. what do you say? >> look at all these sisters behind you? >> she also could use a new car. jimmy schmidt is with us, he's ck on nbc now in a new show, this one isalled outlaw and he's going to be here in just a couple of minutes to tell us about it.
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>> he's a brooklyn boy. that's what counts, absolutely. >> stephanie abrams is filling in for al. >> we're celebrating an anniversary, but where's joey? i'm assuming at the bathroom. >> when nature calls what are you going to do? >> i told him it would happen if he left. >> he's running, where is he? where is he? we'll get him on the other side of the weather. for the day "today," we are going to see the thunderstorms good machinery morn joochlt good morning.
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have a blue sky. rightow that's a live view from the sky watchercamera. 65 in washington. 50s in many of the rural areas and in many of the surbs, 60 lots of sun. cooler in the mountains. tomorrow increasing clouds and a bit milder with a southerly brze. there's a small chance of a shower friday night. should by dry into the >> matt and meredith, back to you at the other end of the plaza. >> it's a very special morning because we're just 15 days away from "today's" wedding. and finally here comes the goom. >> we weren't even sure this guy was real. jeremy gephart was stationed in afghanistan and he arrived back home and the two of you got to see each other for the first time last night. remy and melissa, good morning to both of you. what was it like seeing each other, jeremy? nice to meet you.
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>> nice to meet you guys, too. it's always nerve-racking when you get anxious and you can't sit still and you're ready to see her and you're ready to get things going again. so i was standing at the airport waiting and there she comes down the staircase. >> and you'v been here doing all the heavy lifting. >> i have, yes. >> it must be nice to finally have him by your side at this point? >> yes, because ware getting married, not me. so, yeah, it's going to be great now that he's here and we can share all of this stuff together. >> do you like what you have seen so far. >> i haven't sn that much, but so for is beautiful. it's all happening so fast, it's just amazing so to see everything come together. >> you're going to be married in a few weeks, you'll learn that you like everything, that's the only answer. i know you haven't even a lot of
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it, but have you weighed in, decided what you like better than other things? >> it's just amazing to see all the soldiers and airmen voting and it's such a weird place and after they didn't see much after the ring just because i s in transit. but he was able to take care of everything here. >> she was this close to picking a lavender tux for you. do you want to do the honors? >> i hate to do this to you so quickly after you got back. but you need to put this on. >> this is for the gown. >> you can't see the wedding gown. >> melissa, are you ready to see whatyou're going to be wearing on your special day? >> yes. >> come on out. it is dress number three. and the tux is the kenneth cole black label.
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it's classic, elegant, absolutely beautiful with the key hole in the back. >> i love it. i thought it was win that most looked like me and i think it's going to be perfect and i hope jeremyeally likes it and i'm sure he will. >> we have to remind the audience, jeremy yore going to be wearing one of your a force outfits. do you think you're going to transfer into the tux. >> yes, for the reception. >> and you're going to look great. >> i think so, too. you'll like it. >> any secretand signals you just gave her? >> and you're going to have the blindfold on for another two weeks. >> most importantly, welcome home, it's nic to finally meet you, two weeks away. >> yes, i can't believe it. >> an awful lot happening in your young life in theast couple of weeks. melissa, very good to see you.
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>> and we're going to tak a look at the bridesmaids's dresses.
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"today's" wedding is brought to you by chevy, every model is backed by 100 sthourks mile, five-year power train warranty. >> we are back with more of our series modern lo. melissa and jeremy are together again stateside, we just revealed what they will be wearing on their big day. now we'll reveal what their bride's maids will be wearing. this is very exciting because the bride's maids dressings are going to be moded by your real bride' maids. we have a lot of dresses here. the first category is called effortless romance.
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katelynn, come on out. katelynn is a high school friend of melissa and the little flower girl is ashley. >> she's wearing the romantic and the ruffle a the flower detail and then the flower girl, a matching lavender dress and really pretty bodice. coordinated with the bride's maid dress colors is a really fun way to go. >> very romantic and vereally, really pretty. up next, a modern twist, let's bring out alexis, who has known melissa things they were kids. and your real flower girl for the wedding, abigail. now who is abby? >> abby is my little cousin. >> to make that strap into
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anything, it could be a halter, it could b a strapless. it can go 15 different way and then the flower girl ess, something also modern and the flowers on the bodice can be matched to the color of your bride's maid's dress. >> abigail, are you excited? >> yes. >> thank you, you both look absolutely beautiful. >> okay, we're going from a modern twist. remind t remi remind -- the next is fun and flirty. this is your sorority sister along with flower girl merrill. this is a higher hem line,
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strapless and of course the flower girl dress is completely fun. she's going to be twirling all nit long on the dance floor. >> a lot of brides are selecting dresses for the bridesmaids off the rack. >> when y have bridesmaids from all acros country, it's better to select them off the rack. >> and lastly, this is an old hollywood look, and another sorori >> ts one, the old hollyod glamour, it's a vintage dress all the wa with theair and the lips are red, andhe flower girl dress, this looks like a classic movie. >> and you can just paint it up with silk flowers.
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>>nd the bridesmaid, that could be a halter top too, right? >> you can make it a halter top or even a one shoulder if you want to make it a little more modern. >>l let's get a last look at al of these dresses and the flower girls. i want to remind the audience to vote for your favorite dresses at todayshow.com or facebook.com/"today"show. we're going to check in on our comments and you can also text in your votes to 622639. one for romance, 2 for modern test, 3 and 4. melissa and jeremy, can you follow me for a second, i want to show you something.
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you know that chevy, chevy is actually sponsoring this wedding series. >> okay. >> and this year they were just incredibly moved by you guys, by your story, your love for each other. you kind of get why i'm leading you here? ta a look at this car, what do you think? >> it's beautiful. >> it's actually a chevy equinox fully loaded. when you get back home, you pick the color. so if you want the lavende that you can't get for yourself, you can get it in the car. we're very grateful to chevy for doing it. >> that's a lot for you to handle in one day. oh, my gosh. >> woe will be back right after this. hey, ove, i'm gonna need a ba. any ideas?
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"today's" family is brought to you by quer. back at 8:47 and this morning on "today's" family, the sisterhood gone. so we asked, the powers women to talk about growing up in a family of five sisters. >> our household was the krasiest, most noisy house that i was ever in. we didn't fight over a lot of things, but we shared everything from a bed to toothbrushes and socks. we became known as the girls with the mismatched knee socks. the hardest part about having sisters at an early age was just trying to find your own space. we are vying for our mother's
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attention. >> growi up we all realized what the order was, we knew who was in charge and it was all ann. >> we all adored the baby. >> in my opinion, i was sort of the one that they had to be with, but they didn't really want to be with, althoug they tell it differently now. i was the one that was relegated to the bathroom when we played house and nobody would come visit me. >> while very different, we're similar in a lot of ways, but we all understand what makes the other oneifferent and so we know how to respond when there's an issue or a problem. >> everybody shares everybody's news, it might filter through the phone lines a little bit, you only want someone to know about your secret for a little while but it eventually gets out to the other four. >>y sisters are the thing i'm really the most proud of and i know that it's something that other people envy and every day
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i'm really thankful to have them in my life. >> her new book is called "you were always mom's favorite" sisters in conversation throughout their lives. children who have sisters were less likely than those without sisters to experience feelings of loneliness, being in love, guilt or also fear. this is backed up byour research. >> it seems to be about talk, sisters who have sisters and brotrs, they send to talk to the sisters more and they talk at greater length. and that's what studies show throughout life. >> nevertheless, we hear from so many sisters the talk about competition and it' really difficult sometimes for sisters not to feel competitive. what is your best advice based on all your research about that. >> one said, you know, i talked to mom twice yesterday and the
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other one said, well, i talked to her once but we had a better conversation. i think the competition is always there. but you can be good humored about . the competition is really created by the same aspects of the relationship. so give you another example, another woman who has lost a lot of weight and eveone said how great she looked and her sister told her, you know, you're losing too much weight, your collarbones stick out. it's sister speak, maybe she's the only one telling the truth when no one else would. and maybe there's an elent of competition. >> some are mothers and some of them have more than one daughter and so what responsibility, what advice would you give to others based on all your research to sort of encourage a good relationship, a strong sisterhood bond if in fact this research is saying that it can be so useful as they grow up to make them happier people? >> fighting with kids does not mean you're not going to be
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close growing up. but the kids are always vying for attention, so if you can have attention t each individual child, that can be a good thing. it can be very tempting to make the oldest sister into almost another mother and the oldest one, ere's often more photographs of her,ounger ones can tell you that. and i think if you can just try to avoid that as much as ssible then the older one doesn't later feel resentment, you can't tell me what to do, you'reot my mother. >>
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retning to the small screen on nbc's new drama, it's called outlaw. the supreme court justice who quits the bench to return to private practice. take a look. >> you broke the law. >> if there was misconduct, the defense had 11 years to find out. it doesn't mean we get to change the rules to get a new trial. >> cut the cards. the ace ofpades. >> following the rules. doesn't always lead to justice. >> how do y do that?
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nice to see you. this isn't your first rodeoers you have done a lot of tv. >> been around the block. >> you don't need to pad your resume. why did you want to do this? >> basically character driven stuff. the guy's got a lot of chinks in the armor. and the story is because he was on one of the highest courts and turns his back on everything to start practicing again t cases that he deals with are substantive. >> people are turning in to see former supremeourt justice, he's got a gambling problem. >> he's got a few things happening. he comes to the courtroom certaiy with a certain p certainly -- >> like on this show, the scams.
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>> in the book it means that you're in on the ground floor in termof what's going is to be out there. >> all the good and the bad too. >> you had big night in washington last night. you handed out awards last night. give us a brief ndown. >> it's a scholarship foundation for kids who are interested in the arts. >> and we wanted more importantly than anything else. >> mom's 80th birthday. >> andshe's where watching this righ now? >> she's in brooklyn. >> great having you, you can catch the premier of outlaw tonight at good morning. at 8:56, four minutes until 9:00 in the morning. 67 degrees.
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a beautifulbright picture of the united states capitol. a lot of bright sunshine. good morning. i'm joe krebs of "news 4 today." the results are in. washington, d.c. will have a new mayor. vip sent gray has defeated mayor adrian fenty by 7 percentage pots. fenty says he plans to call today to concede. kwame brown defeated vincent orange and dorothy douglas with abut 55% of the total vote. we'll take a break now and come back and look at our weather and traffic.
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it's a fresh and cool september morning. ght now near 60. highs today near 80. lots of sun. tomorrow a bit cloudier. might get a shower. dry into the weekend.
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how's the traffic no jerry? >> tom, trouble in a couple of spots. on 395 southbound, left side of your screen an accident on king street with ly one lane getting by. look for a delay there. 270 southbound at 370, authorities are on the scene. joe? >> thank you, jerry. stay with us throughout the morning for more election results. you can also
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we're back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 15 day of september, 2010. and it's just a stunning day here in the northeast. we have got a crystal blue sky, not a cloud in it. there's some nice people on the plaza, a great combination, and also out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer, along with natalee morales. coming up, our 911 money people are back, and we have got a lot of questions to answer. this morning we're going to tackle things like what do you do if the interest rate on your credit card is rising, a lot of people are dealing with that right now. and also how much debt is too much debt when it comes to your student loans, we'll get some answers to your questions. >> perfect segue to another segment we have coming up, your finances, you know it make or make a lot of marriages. if you're not on the same page when it comes to saving and spending, your marriage could b heading down the wrong track, we
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have some advice o how you can start speaking in the same financial language. thers also financial therapists now that can help couples along. and also coming up the stars from the always edgy rihanna to jennifer anniston. we're going to talk about the best and worst dressed list. and our beautiful anne curry, hot at every age. to be chi at every age. you take the prize, we know that. >> and i don't think they should have put you in the hottie category. they should have put you in the 30s category. ann's got the headline let's tell you all about ws now because "today" is the first full day of freedom in more than a year for american hiker sarah shourd. we arrived in oman and she was greeted by her mother. shane bauer and josh fattal are
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still in iran. their mothers had message for iran. >> please, please release josh and shane. now we can just say josh and shane, sarah is home, but president ahmadined is coming to the united states for the u.n. general assembly, we welcome him to the united states and again as we are glad here, but this year with even more urgency, we say please bring josh fattal and shane bauer home to the united states and to us, their mothers. >> their mothers also said they're anxious to speak with sar shourd for any information they can give them. christine o'donnell stunned mike castle. charlie rangel won his primary despite ethics charges. secretary of state hillary
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rodham clinton say israel and the palestinians are, quote, getting down to business on key issues in the latest rou of peace talks there. police in afghanistan used live ammunition to break us protests against america. the protests are a lingering reaction to a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran, even though he has called that off. and the miners trapped deep under ground -- his wife gave birth to a girl named he in a nearby hospital. the miner will be able to see images of his daughter, but he won't be able to holdher, of course, until he is rescued still set for some months from now. >> great story, thank you, ann.
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at mid morning we're warming up after a little bit after chilly start. here's a live view from our sky watcher camera showing the blue sky over the region. temperature now 70 at national airport in the mid and upper 60s throughout much of the region after a very cool start this
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morning. high today, low 80s by mid afternoon with lots of sun. mostly clear tonight and a sunny art to thursday, a cloudy finish, highs in the mid-8. might get a shower. dry friday into the weekend. >> ann over to you. this morning on "today's" money 911, we're helping your finances with our experts and they are jean kas sky, and the more of money 9/-- and the auth finish rich. good morning to all of you, we have already got a question out there, jane from st. louis, missouri. jane, what's you question, good morning? >> hi, my husband has co-signed college loans for my daughter about $50,000 and i am wondering
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what does that do to our credit score and our credit rating and what can we do to make sure it's good >> jane, i doesn't necessarily help your credit rating, i sure that you're not surprised to hear that, it affects the amount of debt that you have outstanding, it ounts in your tal debt. so the most important thing for you to do is to make sure that those bills are paid on time. and if you don't trust your daughter to pay them on time, have heray you and you pay the bills and that way you'll know that your credit is protected. we warn people all the time about signing as a co-signer, you don't want to do it if you don't have to do it. >> you have to do as much research as your daughter ds on how to consolidate that debt and what lender to go to. >> and we have sarah on the line om michigan. and sarah has a question about credit card debt. >> i have about $40,000 worth of
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credit card debt that i have been trying to pay off for severa year the problem is that my credit card interest rate keeps being raised. i pay more than the amount due and i all the credit card company and they alws say they can't do anything and to call back again in a couple of months. i tried to do a balance transfer, but i always get denied. i'm running out of ideas and i would love tom advice. >> sarah, whichredit card company is it? let's put them on the spot. >> i'm with capital one. >> capital one lower your interest it rates. if you make money mum payments now because of the new law tells you how many years it's going to take to get out of debt. $4,500, you make minimum payments it's going to take you 25 years to get out of dead. with an extra $10 a day added to that debt. so if you can look at any ways
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in which you're spending $5 to $10. >> but she's saying she has paid a little more and she's also saying they keep raising -- >> the minimum payment has been reduced to a point where you'll basically never get out of debt. it's about 2%, 2.5% of the overall debt. they have designed ito you never get out of debt. it's got to be double the minimum payment. >> if you can qualify for another card, forgetbout the balance transfer. shut that card down and they should take your interest rate at that point if you use the word hardship to 6%. so she secures another car first, then you tell them shut that card down, they should give her five years to pay it off and they'lreduce the interest rate. >> i want to say something that's important, she's young so she may not want to go into a hardip program.
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but in your case, $4,500 in credit card debt, she's young, she probably can get out of this debt in less than a year, literally cutting out the la lattes, having one less drink. >> there's also the issue of why is she being denied the balance transfer for other cards and other debt. make sure you're looking at your other finances. there may some other issues you need to look at in terms of your overall debt usage. >> going into debt advice.org, trying to find a nonprofit credit counselor to help you through that. it's not a lot of money to some keep, it's a lot of money for her. >> what's that website again?
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>> debtvice.org. >> her question is i will begin my full-time doctoral program this fall. i have a 6,900 debt from my sters. i am looking at $100,000 in student loan debt. exactly what do you consider an acceptable set for a doctorate. >> fir of all i want to dmend leslie on getting her ph.d. when you get out of school, the a lot of debt that you have, you want to be making more money than that. she's talking about over $100,000 that she's going to be in debt. is she going to make that. >> there is no guarantee about that. >> there is no guarantee, so what you need to do is look at for gradual school, fast web.com
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is a good site to look for that. but also know that the median hardship or debt that people have for a mvd is $9,000. that's ten times the average. so she also needs to look at other tax breaks she can get. don't forgetbout the lifetime learning credit. that's $2,000. >> this is from dot in pennsylvania, my daughter is currently trying to get custody did of her 4-year-old son. she has been working two jobs and cannot afford proper legal representati. she and i have gone through all our savings. my daughter does not qualify for financial debt bause she has two jobs but every penny is used up by her laura. >> it's so difficult you want to go through legal aid, you want
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to go through the legal aid society in your community, go through the bar association for referrals of people who might be able to help you at a lower cost. >> thank you so much all three this morning. and coming up on "today's" wedding, we just picked the wedding dress. now we're going to show you what other modern drive shod be carrying in her purse. but also coming up next. celebrity fashionsn "people" magazine. right after this. "today's" wedding together at last. what will the bridesmaids wear? "today's" wedding sponsored by chevy.
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in hollywood you have got to take only historics. sometimes they're a little bit flat, but always keeping score, "people" magazine is out with its best and worst dressed issue. people's style and beauty editor, good morning. i know this is not just a one red carpet deal. >> o no. >> for a lot of these lebs. this is a process that you all take very seriously over a year long, right. >> from september toeptember. >> this is what we do at "people" magazine, we cover celebrities, and the fashion ins and outs that's not excluded. >> and it's not just the red carpet, it's the full blown fashion sense. jennifer anniston, obvusly a gorgeous woman, can't go wrong, it seems, with style. >> she's really great with silhouettes and shows off that wonderful, toned body. shs good at that, she doesn't turn to a lot of color.
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she has great legs, great abs, we love that about her. >> it's acceptable and people want to look like her, it's great. >> next is kate middleton, and you call her the princess in waiting. >> even though she's 28, you just love that pinache, and that lady like feel that she brings. >> she loves to wear these head dresses that are delicate and they have little feathers and beads and they're fun and fresh. >> seems like she's already stepped into that role. >> that's the key. >> and zoey saldona, you call her the red carpet queen. >> w love the variety and the chances that she takes on the red carpet. people led it and hated it. i actually loved it.
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it's fantastic. >> and a new by on the list, lana michelle. >> she's qui the it girl, and the vibrant colors that she chooses reflects her vibrant personality. >> next rihanna, you call the daring diva and shs ended up on both lists, best and worst dressed. so when you take those risks, there's sometimes going to be a little bit of a penalty. >> but we love that she mixes the edgy and the feminine and sometimes like you said, when you da, you can go there sometimes, it might be a little bit off, but we appreciate that about her. >> sharon stone and snooki, hard to believe the two could be on the same list. sharon stone, she made a black gap t-shirt just a classic that one year. but this was just a one-time award. >> sharon, everyone has a snag,
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like i id, every now and then, snooki, she loves to try to the trends, and we're going to let you assess for yourself. and she likes the spotlight, so she knows what's working for her, i guess. okay, lady gaga, a little surprising didn't make either of the lists. "people" magazine says she's a little middle of the road. >> we have one page dedicated to her. because you cannot ignore her, people want to see what she's wearing as much as they want to hear that voice. so we have a page that takes in all of that glory. >> lady gaga. >> i still can't get over that, it's disgustings. again, you got to check out the list, people's best and worst dressed issue hits the stands on friday. coming up, making sense of your dollars and cents, we're going to tell you buy it's important for couples to speak the same financial language. but first, these messages.
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"today"s the international day of democracy and we are happy to welcome the six winners of the democracy chlenge. >> and they hail from all over the world. >> these are deal makers who are asked what democracy means to them. and they won the votes of hundreds of thousands of people online. before we get to you, i want to let everybody introduce themselves. >> joe >> i'm from nay paul. >> i'm from iran. >> i'm from columbia. >> okay, great, so we have introduced everyone. and who was the criteria in how you chose these winners? >> what we asked for is really to provide a platform for them to speak to what they believe democracy is. and from that there were regional winners, and then we
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allowed obviously the public to cide which ones they felt were -- >> all are very different points of view from different parts of the world. democracy means something different to everyone. >> what did they win, exactly. >> well, they won this, coming meet you. and they spent a day at educational especially tugss learning a little bit more about film making. they'll be leaving folos angeles on saturday. so, you know, really they'll meet with a lot of different people from the academic world to the film world to really try to continue to develop their techniques. >> really quickly, how can we see the videos really quickly? >> youtube.com, democracy challenge. >> all right, thank you, dawn. >> thank you. >> congratulations, everybody. but sometimes after a busy day and a heavy greasy dinner...
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9:26 is the time. 56 degrees. good morning. it's the 15th of september. in the news we're following breaking ns in prince georges county. police say a gunman who at one point held eight people hostage has shot himself. no word on his condition at the moment. here's a look. it happened in the 8600 block of richboro. police say it happened as a result of a domestic dispute. we'll bring you the latestat midday. we're come back and take a look at the
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it's been a fresh and cool september morning. now it's near . we'll hit the low 80s by later this afternoon with lots of sun and tomorrow increasing clouds a bit milder. might get showers thursday night. it should be mild and dry into the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> screen southund, 395, king street, an accident had things tied up for a while. every egg's on the shoulder. coming up over the 14th street brid to shirlington, it's moving slowly. 270 still loaded up. germantown on down, still an accidt. >> stay with us for all the election results. we'll have complete coverage on our website at nbcwashington.com now we go back to the "today" now we go back to the "today" show. this flu season, what would you pick for your flu vaccine? a shot in the arm? or a spray in the nose? i pick my nose.
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you're here "today" so i could personally tell you that you're going to die in federal prison. tell all your friends. >> that's actor john hamm taking a star turn in the new ben affleck thriller. you may know him as don draper. he's all the talk of hollywood right now. he'll be coming by tomorrow here ontoday" to chat it up with us. that will be fun. >> i'm a huge fan of matt. >> it really seems to be the show of our time. meantime coming this morning, money and marriage. >> money matters are not all about dollars and cents, they can also be about control, independence or trust and can definitely put a strain on a marriage. so we'll have some advice on how to speak the same financial language when it comes to saving, spending and paying your bills.
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>> "today's" bride melis now knows what she will be wearing down the aisle thanks to you our viewers. but what will she be carrying in her purse? i don't ow you carried a purse on your big day. but what will all brides be benefited by in case they need a fast fix. we'll have next what they should have in their bag. >> and if you're one of those women who have been in about 16 weddings and have a pile of those bridmaid's dresses crowding your closet that you never think you're going to wear again. >> we'll tell you some ideas from modern lamp shades to a pillow. "today's" kitchen, we have a simple one skillet supper. pork chops with apples and spice sweet potatoes. it's made for men especially in mind. >> pork chops and applesauce,
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it has a huge impt on whether your marriage will be successful or not. >> let's get to your tips right away. get on the same page when it comes to money. how do you do that when you can come from two opposite ends of the ectrum. >> you've got to pullverything out and talk about it. we want to look at all those bills, we want to look at all those bank statements, talk about your financial goals and talk about what your debt is and how you plan to get out of it. that's about getting everything out on the table and making a plan together. >> a lot of times women or even n, sometimes we hand it off to the one person in the relationship, is it important to be equal as partners in that? >> it's important to speak up. there may be one person who does most of it, but you do need to have those regular conversations so both partners are sfully aware of what's going on. when you put cash in your hands, you say this is my budget for
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the week, this is how much i'm allowed to spend, and when it's gone, it's gone. when you talk about what to eat, drink or read, it's about $5. >> it's all important, the next thing you say is to set ground rules, perhaps even to set up separate accounts sometimes in a relationship. >> some people want to spend money on different thgs, and some people can manage their money more easily if they put their money in separate accounts and they also have a joint account. what kinds of things are we going to use joint account for. what's an agreed upon purchase. we'll talk about it before spending a certain amount. >> next youay talking about your past and sometimes you don't want to dredge up past mistakes which a lot of people do in relationships, but really important to go bac and review what you did wrong and to correct your mistakes. >> talk about what happened in your family growing up because
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we do have all these emotional feels and our parents talked about money a certain way and we learn from that and build upon that. you have to decide, do you want to do whathey did or do you want to make a new route? >> always in process, regulate, set up check in meetgs, so check in withach other often. >> i would say at least once a month, hopefully every week, talk your goals, talk about whher you're getting things done. one person shouldn't know everything and one person be clueless. >> you ao suggest times reversing roles with you partners, especially when you're fighting about money. how does that help? >> it's a light hearted way of saying let's role play a little bit, i'll be you and you be me and you start of see what that other person los like. >> you're not getting thatig screen tv. >> are you kidding me? you're umpteen thousands of dollars in debt. >> it helps you understand where
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"today's" wedding is brought to you by chevy. every model is backed by a 100,000 mile five-year power train warranty. what should every bride have in her purs here's the wedding day must havesnd she's joined by our "today" show bride-to-be. good morning to both of yo looking at some of these ideas, some o these ideas are good for women justn a night out, for a lot of reasons not just for getting marrie >> these are things personally i have always in my purse. they're all good fixes, quick fixes and sometimes good thing come in small packages. >> your first suggestion. >> you don't want to be sick on
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your honeymoon. it's an anti-bacterial moisturizer that lasts for four hours, you can shake all the hands you want, you don't have to worry about catching a cold or something. >> it's not offensiv moving on then to makeup, there are lots of sort ofssues whether you're getting married or whether you're going to a party. what do you suggest that's not going to be too big to put in your purse? >> these are all really teeny things. this is from hourglass cosmetics, the packaging is really cool. it's flat, even if you don't have room for this in your purse, you can put it in your back pocket. you can sit on it and you won't en kno we'r sing a t more lipstick than lip gloss. you can even apply thisithout a mirror, it's perfectly shaped so it's going to fit your lip
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perfectly. it's great colors and it's just absolutely beautiful. >> blushers. >> this is from my couture, they're little papers, put a few of these in your bag, so when you touch up, you can get a little gloss. >> and the concealer, if the makeup does go a little awry. it give you an air brushed finish. >> now for a very long party, say for example you're really concerned about yourair or something else that may g askew, you have something even more surprising. >> these are little staff fixes. these are dab or dot. this is a deodorant dot. you can dab it , i on sashes right through the skin, or your hair is falling a little flat. so if you a friend, one of your
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bridesmaids, if you have a bridesmaid, you'll have a signal, she'll go into the bathroom and plug it in. you go into the bathroom and get it done. >> so you can just take aittle container that you can just put on your -- so you can have that if you want to smell good. >> or you can have the deodorant, whatever. >> what i would do when i travel, i'll rip these out, fare them up into little pieces, you have individual fragrances, you keep anye out, if there's a scent you like, rip all the ads out in the magazines. >> i'm getting an idea. >> and it costs you nothing. >> disasters, which melissa, we'll make sure you don't have. we'll have a wle team that will help you with that. for those of you who don't have a whole team. >> it's like beauty insurance
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policies. of course everybody loves these. it's great to have. i find that often i'm obsessed with them. they're eye makeup remover swabs. designer band-aids, if you have a boo boo, i le it. here's one that looks like a diamond. kind of fun. and these are the classic, here's a miniemergency kits. nibreath spray, little chap stick, so you can take these and divide them up amongst your bridesma bridesmaids. open this up and you can share. >> melissawe're so excited. >> thank you so much. we' >> we're going to just keep throwing ideas at you. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ now is the time to sing for your supper ♪ this morning in "today's" kitchen, a simple one skillet supper to save you time in the kitchen. the author of mad hungry, feeding men and boys and she's also the host of mad hungry on the hallmark channel. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's not just for boys, by the way. >> no, it's for everyone. >> no, we're mador everyone. >> what do we mean by mad hungry. >> it's the extreme, it's the vernacular of the boys in my house. stand in front of the refrigerator and say i'm mad hungry and one day my husband said that's the ne of your book. it's based off the book mad hungry. it's about getting delicious food on the table. one skillet.
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making them want to really be there and eat with you. >> and i love the smell of pork chop in the morning, how can you go wrong in a house full of boys. >> this is theirst dish that my son learned on his own and he makes it all the time. werown the pork chops, trimmed em up. salt and pepper, trim it up. a little bit of butter. because everything's bert with butter. and swirl it around the pan and this is the main flavoring and natalee, it just doesn't get easier than this. and apple. it's t time of year for apple. an if you love pears, go ahead and use pears and this is pretty much of the five ingredieningre we're almost finished. >> so you cook this around, you cook this maybe about five or six minutes. and you come over here and this is how beautiful they look. >> i looks like fall. >> it looks like fall. and here where the boy part
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comes in you could use wine, you uld use cider, but he loves beer. >> when did your son perfect this? i hope he was over 21. >> this was all he had in the refrigerator. these pork chops get right in there. these have superthick, a you can bring those apples and you can put them on top. i might cover it a little bit, but i it's a little thinner, these will cook in about 20 minutes, max, if you're into inant read thermometers. don't cook the heck out of it. >> i like mine well done. >> do what you want. >> this is cooking away. >> but you've got something really good to do along with the dinner back there. these are the spiced sweet potatoes. >> i love sweet potatoes.
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they're like the vegetable of health. we have a little bit of cayenne pepper. salt and cumin. you always come in when the's food in the house. >> this is not olive oil, right. >> no this is just a little bit of vegetable oil. we're just tossing it around. these aren't fried. but you bake them. >> when i told my children french fries were until they were old enough to learn. >> i wish my kids knew that that was the case. >> i you put a little spicy like this, put i in the oven at $ at. >> "today's" wedding, melissa and jeremy together at last. the perfect couple in the dress and tux you chose. what will the bridesmaids wear? vote for your favorite by 1:00 p.m. tuesday. "today's" wedding sponsored by chevy.
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more out of the story we've been following out of prince georges county. the standoff has endeded. police say the man who held eight people hostage turned the gun on himself. no word on his conditi at the moment. it happenedn richboro road. it started at a domestic dispute. we have a crew on the scene. we'll bring you more at midday. tom kierein is here. >> overlooking montgomery county in the distance. you can see sugar loaf mountain on the horizon. temperatures growing into the mid to low 70s. lots of sun. increasing clouds tomorrow. and a blast of southerly winds should warm us into the mid-80s. there's a chance of a small shower thursday night and dr weather with mild conditions after that friday through the weekend. now, jerry, how's the traffic? >> couple of late accidents. this accident at crab's branch
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefler plaza. guess what? you made it half through the week. it's wine day. the 15thf september, and we're going to prove it to you. >> in a little bit we will. >> how was your day yeerday? >> my day was good yesterday. as promised went to neri's between first and second avenue to help celebrate our friend's 80 birthday. frank joined me over there. there i am with jimmy. jimmy, we used to have an apartment in that block, so it was our kitche you know. jimmy emigrated here from ireland years ago, and his whole family is here. there's frank, and then later that night, hoda, that's when the party really began. >> you stayed that late? >> no, we went home.
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the mayor showed up, the archbishop showed up, everybody showed up. and he said please tell hoda that you were going to come and you didn't. we sent you a little cap. he's on his way to ireland today to celebrate with his family in ireland. honestly, if you want the best home cooking of all of new york city come to neari's. th nicest people you'll have the pleasuref having lunch and dinner with. >> while you were there you were missed at another event. dennis basso h a fashion show. he's a big fashion designer. he's a piece of work. that's a picture of dennis in the middle, carol alt is on the other side and in the green from yesterday that's me. >> i hey every time i see carol alt walk in. you look darn good there, but standing next to carol, nobody should have to stand next to carol.
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youold your own. >> amy rosenbloom came and yes, sir ka miller. here's the funny part about this whole fashion show. the whole things takes five minutes. >> they work f six months and it's over. >> second model walks out and everything is short, by the way. short skirt. le little -- >> this is for spring, remember. >> she walks out and her top starts inching down and everybody is a little uncomfortable. oh, my gosh. she's doing the lk. when she's halfway through her top is completely down. she's topless and she'sooking dead aheld like oh, my god. she has the dead freak out look. i guess you're not supposed to touch anything. she walked the runway topless. >> proud and perky. >> dennis -- >> thank goodness it wasn't modeling. somebody would have said, you dropped something. you dropped a couple of things. >> dennis missed you.
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he really does -- he's so cool. >> he's a nice, nice guy. fashion week is very successful this year. >> it's fun. everyone likes it over there now. >> big news. it was on the earlier hours on the "today" show. the fda finally has approved two medical procedures to get rid of fat. one of nthem is a laser called zerona. the way nancy snyderman describes it, it zaps the fat cells. it's like squeezing a grape. the fat cells go into bloodstream and shoot out of your body. >> in two weeks you see results. >> there's before and after pictures which i found pretty surprising. you can see the difference. they had a woman's stomach -- that was -- this is the laser. >> this is the laser. >> it's not for weightloss. it's for sculpting. they say if you're really overweight and it doesn't
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work -- >> three time a week for two weeks. you know what? per session. you need three sessions. so it's pricey. does the fat come back? >> i don't know if it comes back. usually with lipo if you take it out somhere, it pops up somewhere else. i think you can gain weight back, but i don't think it shifts and moves. i want to know about the cellulite question. >> i'm going to see dr. wexler and i'll ask her that question. >> do we have the before and after of freezing the fat. >> i was walking around in my little shorts. wow. is that a woman or man. if you have problem areas you can't get rid of. >> there i am. >> i've got the ice packs all over those shorts. louie is going i've seen it all now. keems your wine nicely chilled while you're walking arnd. >> speaking of chilled, we're
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both kind of sick of this. if you live in any city, you walk around and it's a beautiful day out, nice andwarm. you open the door to the mall, to the grocery store -- >> it's an ant arctic blast. >> someone did an article in the new yo"new york times" where yo like you need a coat to go into buildings. >> a couple was visiting from spain who never came to new york before, and they were warned no matter how hot it is outside expect to be freezing anywhere you go inside. >> i think they do that in corporate buildings because men wear suits and men are always hot. i ink that they adju the temperature to those guys. >> look at our crew. it's freezing here. >> usually these guys are in the snuggies, but that would look stupid. >> that would look weird. we have to keep it kind of cold for equipme, but it's
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ridiculous. >> what about us? >> i know. upstairs again. >> any do once in a while throw us a bone, but first we have to go to our friend. now it's time. >> now moment with ml. >> you're going to say a picture of our friend, mel gibson, who apparently was trying to remain incognito in santa monic >> what did he have? a fake mustache? >> here's the picture caught by the paparazzi in the daily news. it's a tape of him. we're not a lowelled to use it. >> that's a terrible picture. >> it's not a great picture. >> nobody wants that picture. >> here's mel incognito. apparently the paparazzi guy started to scream at him asking mel fe really hit a gi and it was not pretty. we'd love to show it to you, but we'd have to pay for it. use your imagination.
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but -- >> and that was a moment with mel. >> we're trying to finesse that. >> we're doing a segment on brides maids dresses, because we have the wedding which is very festive. wif jill martin. she has a bridesmaid dress on. >> this is a special dress because it's so cold in here, but i thought may be used be interested in this dress i'm modeling today? >> no. did i get married in that the first time? >> no, no. >> here's the story. we re doing this bridesmaid segment, we asked christine what were the kathie lee's drses. you said i dintd have brides itmaid dresses. >> it was in the 1800s. >> my sister is going -- >> she said the day off you said wear this, and here we are. >> well -- ally? there she is.
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>> just so you know -- >> she does have it on. it's three pieces, and if you look closel an alcohol stain. we had a party dress. >> you kw what? i do not recognize it. >> i knew you weren't going to. >> i was wearing the sexy dress, and i insisted my sister wear that. that's what they do. >> i like it. >> now'm in it. >> it looks gorgeous on you. i've never seen you so virginal ever. >> bye, girl. >> bye heidi. >> i'm going to get my sheep. >> sarah, how are you? >> i'm sitting here in gloves. this is ridiculous. we're talking about what people would give up to get rit of belly fat, and valerie wrote soda, xhol and all my wash drord. and willow wrote anything i have
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to. can i move it upstairs. i'm 39 years old but i look like a teenage boy. willow. >> that's okay. >> we have this wine sitting here. guess you can get weird things. you pull out the cigarette -- it's so tasteful and classy, and you can power your wine. it goes specifically with this particular pizza that won a prize. it's grmet pizza classic. it's in lng kcoln center. >> we have a lot comingi up. amy ryan is with us. she left "the office"nd she's going boating with jack. >> we'll talk with her. ♪ [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what they do. but for me, it's even more than that.
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gone."" >> now she's doing a character in "jack goes boating." welcome. >> i watched this vie last night, and i had no idea what to expect. it's what you call a little movie in the sense that it's small cast, right, amy, but big themes. they're all deali. >> they're all dealing th love. the start of new love and deterioration of an older love. to me, i feel like these are chacters that pass so easily on the streets in new york city. >> they're anonymous but their lives are big. >> as a result you care so much aboutthem, because it's a bittersweet character. especially philip seymour hoffman. he plays a limo driver. he gets set up with my character, and they don't both have much luck at love. >> tell me what you do. >> i work in the basement of a
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funeral parlor. >> trying to sell grief seminars. >> how does that go? >> it's awful. >> she's terrible at love until she meets phil's character. she makes that choice of it's now ornever, and the althou alternative of living alon wilo with 40 cats. >> what was it like working with him as a director? >> to be directed by him, it feels like you're getting the answs from the smartest kid in class for t test. he's very passionate. he's a bit of a hard ass in a good way. >> he's type a. >>e wants you to keep up with him, and it's great to be invited to keep up with him. >> was it intimidating to work with him? >> no. i've worked with him before. we're a group of friends from neyork. >> you weren't in the original stage ow?
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>> right. the stage show was rewritten when it became a screenplay. they were playing catch-up as much as i was. >> i love that your xhashgt is interesting in some ways because she fades into the pavement, but at the same time she desperately wants attention in the weirdest kind of quirky ways. there's a scene where she's always making something more out of something. if somebody touches here like this, she thinks the guy is -- >> i watched her do that. >> she's in the top of the field. >> you know the type, right? you know you didn't? yes,he did. >> he did. >> and then drugs plays a big part in this whole thing, too. >> yeah. they imbibe a bit and party. >> how naturally did that come to you, amy? >> that was acting. i was pregnant at the time. >> people may know you from "in
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treatment" this was a popular show. >> i start this fall. i play gabriel byrne's new character. he's a dreamy actor to work with and a nice man. beautiful. >> he's beautiful, too. >> this one is very busy. >> i don't know. >> i will play holly again on "the office" with steve carrell next month. >> what do you do as a mom now? >> i don't sleep. >> do you have a hobby? >> no. >> you're n as well-balanced as we thought, amy. >> i'm not. i read when i can if i can, but otherwise it's taking my daughter out to the park as much as possible. >> it's a delit to see you. >> great luck with the move spree. >> i was moved by this film. he has a great eye as a director as well. what a surprise? >> yeah. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. >> you can catch "jack goes boating" in new york d
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we're back on wednesday with more of "today." it's time to play ho knew?" and we're quizzing you on some of the hollywood's hilarious comedies. kathie lee is across the street. she's going to give $100 gift cards to the ones that answer the questions correctl and to those who d't, they get kathie lee's cd. here to help me owl is allison bales. ho do you think they'llo today? >> they always do great. >> i think she might give them the answers. >> let's go to kathie. let's sigh a short clip from "the proposal." okay? >> now wheel it. >> what are you doing? >> oh, you know, ient with the beat. >> all right. true or false. in this movie betty white
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playing sandra bullock's mother. >> false. >> you're right, miss orlando. are you next? >> she plays ryan reynolds' grandmother annie. she's 88 now and she's the last of the golden girls left. she's having a banner year. everyone thinks sandra bullock had a good year last year, but betty white has a new sitcom on tv and she has another show coming out this month and she's been on "30 rock" and "ugly betty." she's lovely. >> back acro. >> from georgia. they're going to lynn to a clip. >> i've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. i need all of you to stop what yore doing and listen. cannonball!
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>>all right. in anchor man what is the name of wl ferrell's character? >> ron burgundy. >> you watched that nasty movie didn't you? >> two right. >> how could you say that nasty vie? it was a great one. the legend of ron burgundy. he's a legend. the director is is saying there is going to be a sequel. he wants to get the whole group together. he and will ferrell met on "snl" on together and did talladega nights together and stepbrothers and they have these great shorts on funnyordie.com. >> i meant naughty movie. here's anoer clip. thilady is from the kaman islands with her beautiful little 3-month-old son. watch the clip. >> this is what the movie industry is all abou >> i love this. >> let's go. >> bye. >> i think so.
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>> i'veever run so fast in my life. >> "get them to the greek." what's the name of the band? you were probably have this baby about whether this came out. >> i have never seen this movie. all i can say is stone fairies. >> you know what. i'll get you a lullaby album. >> the correct one is infant sorrow. you have to see "forgetting sarah marshall" and this is are russell brand first appeared. this is a spin-off. jonas hill the other guy in this was in "forgetting sarah marshall," and playing a different character. it had p. diddy parodying himself. >> couple visiting from london. this john hughes movie is a lassic. roll the clip. >> one, two.
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>> no kelly clarkson! work it on out. ♪ you know you twist so fine ♪ twist so fine >> in th clip in which city does this take place? you saw the movie? >> san francisco. i don't remember. >> oh, my god. you deserve this, you know that? >> the correct answer is chicago. >> she kind of did deserve that. john hughes is from chicago. he sets practically all his films there, and this scene was shot during a parade ongoing. he didn't create the scene. it was a german american culture and the parade happening on september 25th in central park. >> no time for one more? looks like we have to go. kat is on her way back to join
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wedding that "today" is throwing in two weeks, we're going to talk about bridesmaid dresses. >> it's a long way in two weeks. the "today pride-to-be melissa as reunited with her groom jeremy stationed in afghanistan for the last ten months. they got to see the wedding party attire america gets to vote on for their wedding. >> if you've been a bridesmaid, you know what happens the dress you peel it off. >> people keep it for 24 years. >> or they toss it. >> not always. >> jill martin has it. >> this is kathie lee's brid bridesmaid dress. >> it was my strr. >> i wore it because i wanted to show everyone, but we didn't trnz form this one. >> i wish you had. >> it's too good. >> we had people send in their bridesmaid dresses and transformed them. nicole from our wardrobe department did it.
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under $12 for everything. >> what do you do with them when you're done? >> you can donate, helpprom.org for people that need prom dresses. you can buy or sell, and you can swap. people are going on facebook is saying i need a great dress for this wedding. our first one, we have a before shot of her wedding party of what the dress looked like. we made it into a frame and a scrapbook, so that's the dress. now look. for under $12 it's a frame with their wedding picture. how great to givethat as a gift back, and then a scrapbook. >> the one you showed she could have worn to lots of events. that's one you could. >> you never wear that dress that was your bridesmaid dress. >> were you a bridesmaid ever? >> i guess i'm forgetting everything. i was a maid of hon once, but i don't know what i've worn. >> i've been a lot of bridesmaid
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but those drses i've never worn again. this is a great gift to give back. this is a broach and you fill it with pctures. that's a very nice gift. next we have emily. >> ak the emily. >> this is her friend lindsay's dress. we have the before shot of emily here, and we shortened t. added a j. crew sweater with a belt. >> often shortening it solves your problem. >> that's what you said about a bridesmaid dress. >> how much would it cost to turn a dress into something shorter an? >> nicole said $15 and under. >> that's do-able. >> next we have michelle from california. she's having twins. she's on bed rest. we have her beforeicture here. these are pink and purple dress, to that could be for her baby's room. >> very sweet. >> the tissue box andpillow. something from your wedding and put itn your baby's room. and then we have a very special guest. >> we do? >> yes.
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this is ci k cici who is say go friend of mine. she's four and a half. this is stephanie before dress. the bottom was a skirt. now -- we have to model. let's do your moves so everybody can see you and your hips. >> we made it into a skirt which was under $25 and a rosette applique. these are different ways to use your bridesmaid dresses. >> maybe someday you'll have bridesmaid dresses. >> not anytime soon. >> can we cut to commercial? coming up how bravo is sweept sweetening the top chef spot right after ts. [ female announcer ] your hands are only as clean
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they're serving up drama of another kind.
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>> the show is called "top chef just desserts." it pits 20 pastry chefs against eef other, and the editor at large -- >> beautiful pronunciation. >> is one of the judges. we're happy to have you back. >> i'm so glad to see you, ladies. >> congratulations. "top chef" is winning -- after "amazing race" one it for how many years? >> seven years. >> i like the theme of thshis, just desserts. >> the name says it all. every top chef man knows the desserts can be the achilles heel. they say make a dessert, and they collapse and start crying. it's time pastry chefs got they are due. we're celebrating them. we have 12 mazing contestants we start out with, and they're challenged like they are in "top chef." they're a quick fire of testing skills and an elimination challenge where they craft something decadent, azing,
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outrageous and delicious. it's dramatic. exciting. >> the visual is exciting. there's so much to . >> it's like their paintings. >> do they all have a background in pastry and desserts and that kind of thing? >> some of them are baker they're not making fancy desserts. they're baking brownies. one is a baker here in new york. others have worked creating, you know, some of the most elaborate concoctions at fancy restaurants across the country. it runs the gamut. >> we see y with daily candy. >> that's what i did for eight years. it's been our job to discover the sweetest stuff in life, whether it's fashion or accessories or the latest restaurants and the latest food trends. sometimes we'll come on and talk about the latest baked goods we've found across the country. it was a natural fit to join the judges' table. today i broug you treats that
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are really sort special outrageous desserts to get you in the mood for "top chefjust desserts." these truffles are from a man named robert shea. >> there's two different kinds here. >> three. >> we're not sure which are which. >> try one. >> why don't you try one. it's dash. it's luscious. ts might be a scotch truffle. one is sort of tobacco-flavored, one is scotch flavored. that's the same one. soetimes he uses ingredients or essences like -- he wantso use weird stuff but delicious stuff. >> hoda's on her second one. >> i'm not done yet. >> he wants to be each of his customer's pernal pastry chef. >> pretty incredible, right? >> this, i don't know what to make of psycho doughnuts.
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the name might say it all. this is a doughnut hamburger or hamburger doughnut. it's a sesame doughnut bun. >> should we get barney rubble to try it? is that all right if we bring him in? >> barney, come over here. >> we'll call him at the end. >> do you want to try this, hoda. >> they have a store in campbell, california and are opening a new one in san jose. they're all about doughnuts. >> we've got to cruise but we have to cruise. >> a bourbon milk shake. >> that's on our sister network bravo at 11:00/10:00 central time. >> you have to get the visual. >> he's barney rubble and i'm betty. now we have it going on. >> we'll be back with more of "today" on nbc. what do you think, don?
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inches. everyone has a sry including gracy rosenberg and her husband peter who we met last year. >> they have taken off and written a book called "gracy standing with hope." >> they're here with us today. your story blew us away. we do a greattory of amazing people every month, but yours in particular well i write on the back of your book you might be the most incredibly brave and courageous person i've known in my life, and i've met a lot of great people. >> i know. y've met a lot of people. i got to up your pay. i mean, it's a god thing. it's totally a god thing. >> somebody asked me this. i wrote it. it's great, and it was told me. which is the first time it happened with a husband and wife. now know why. the stitches come out next week. the doctor says fu recovery is
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possible. >>you talk so much about what you've been through physically and emotionally and spitually, but all along those ofho have known you for a while had no idea peter had to be rescued from something as well. do you want to talk about it? >> we want to. >> yes, we do. >> we don't but we do. >> 90% of theouples that have a disability end in a divorce, whether it's a child or spouse. most of those is because men bailed. as i wrote this book, i did not want women whose husbands left them to think this is great for gracy. he does everything for her. which i do. they needed to see they were two people that need to be restored and redeeme and i had been involved in very, very serio immorality, adultery. i cheated. nobody knew this. i didn't get caught. i wasn't drug out. i was sitting in church sunday after sunday listening to this great grace ofod that covers a
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multitude of sins. finally i believed and i was willing to trust stepped up to . we kept it private, and it was jeff foxworthy that said you need to tell this. i know people that are right all the time, and thart not real. this is real. >> how did you forgive him? that's the deal. >> it's a process of forgiveness. >> you hear the ruth graham story about not wanting a divorce and just killing hing. >> listen, i got to tell you this. you've never been kicked until you've been kickedith a woman with metal legs. had no idea how far the penetration of those suckers were. >> you're sti together, and you're you're still healing physically and emotionally, and that's all covered in this book. >> you heal. you can answer this as well as i could about how you forgive.
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it's a process. i'm still forgiving. i wake up some days and think, i'm not going to forgive that guy. and then i have to remember, oh, i got to forgive him all over again. and it's about remembering that my heart is just as black. it's just that my stuff dn't go the sam -- >> it's on the outside. it's on the outside. >> two broken people. >> we'll see everybody tomorrow. >> a teific book. "gracy standing." >> incredible book. maybe we could do a little showing with l call lowway singing a song on our show about showing with l call lowway singing a song on our show about that. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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